Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Our little gallery

our little gallery

I had been planning a project like this for a while – something to showcase the kids art, but in a way that we could change it/ put the latest ‘piece’ up whenever we wanted.

I was originally going to do this idea, but then I stumbled upon an idea in an old Your Home and Garden (NZ, April 2009), that involved much less materials, effort or cost – so I was sold.

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You basically just need to glue (spray glue is best) bits of paper (wrapping paper, wall paper or scrapbooking paper) to wooden clip boards. [If you’re a kiwi and planning on doing this project yourself, Warehouse Stationary currently has the boards for $5 down from $10!]

The tricky bits are getting the paper cut out in the right shape – its best to make a template/ stencil for around the clip at the top; and also positioning the paper in place once you’ve sprayed it with the glue. The back of the spray glue says that it is ‘aggressively tacky’ – and they are not wrong! I was glad that I’d bought quite thick scrapbooking paper (basically card) as it was more resilient to me pulling off when already half stuck down and repositioning it.

But apart from that it was a pretty simple project and I’m very happy with the results.

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I also made one for the kitchen to hold bills to pay, out going mail, shopping lists etc.

Joining in with 'Our Creative Spaces'. Click on over, be inspired.

Jen x

3 comments:

::The Beetle Shack:: said...

What a fabulous idea! They look great and i can only imagine how proud the kids must feel to see their work on display!

xo em

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

The clipboards are brilliant! Great idea...I have been meaning to do something like this, you have given me the inspiration I need!

rockmelon said...

wonderful idea executed brilliantly